Following your study of this chapter, you should be able to:
  • state the Pauli exclusion princple and to what particles it applies
  • know the two rules that govern the ordering of the periodic table
  • figure out how many electrons maybe be in each subshell (nl level) in order to follow the Pauli exclusion principle
  • recognize what X and Z represent in atomic nomenclature
  • understand the organization of the periodic table, including the properties shared by groups and periods
  • explain what is meant by total angular momentum, J, and give its equation
  • give the equations for the magnitude of J and its z-component
  • compare the similar quantizations for L, S and J
  • state the selection rules for the total angular momentum number
  • draw the relationship between L, S and J
  • describe the effect known as spin-orbit coupling
  • know when total angular momentum is conserved in magnitude and direction
  • know Hund's rules for the order in which a given subshell is filled
  • explain in your own words what is meant bye the "mulitplicity" of a state
  • be familiar with LS coupling and jj coupling
  • have a basic understanding of the normal and the anomalous Zeeman effect
  • state the selection rules for mJ